NoVa Indoor Exercise UPDATED

When the weather’s bad and the kids are bouncing off the walls, I look to indoor venues that will work up a sweat. Following are venues that do not require memberships or class attendance, just drop in and play!

Note: During school holidays like spring break, some bounce houses expand the open bounce times. At other times, they close their regular open bounce times; please check the Web sites or call to verify hours of operation for the day you plan to visit. All require parental supervision, socks to play in the inflatables and a signed waiver. Many also do not allow outside food and drink.

Got a suggestion or want to be added to this listing? E-mail me.


Jumping Jack Sports
44710 Cape Court Suite No. 128
Ashburn, VA 20147
Ages: All ages welcome
The combination arcade/indoor gym offers open gym on Mondays from 9:30-11 a.m. and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Other speecial open gym times as well as Family Fun Nights on some Fridays are detailed on the schedule on the home page. Parents must stay with children 6 years and under. Drop-offs are a max of 90 minutes without parental supervision.
Cost: $10 per child, $8 for siblings, $6 for kids younger than 3 years, $10 per adult (free on weekdays before 4:30 p.m.) Family Fun Nights, which include a healthy meal from a local restaurant, are $15 for adults 18 and older; $10 for kids 3-17 years; and free for kids 2 and younger.

Pump It Up Leesburg
73 Lawson Road SE
Leesburg, VA 20171
Ages: 1-10
Indoor inflatables gym franchise, with toddler equipment available for children under 2 years old. New program for preschoolers began Sept. 15, 2008. Parents play for free and are required to accompany child. Check for Pop-in Playtime hours on their Special Events Calendar on the home page.
Cost: $10 per child

Sport Bounce
44710 Cape Court # 116
Ashburn, VA 20147
Ages: 18 months-10 years
An indoor inflatables gym that also offers fitness classes for kids ages 4-10, private open bounce times that can be reserved, and occasional Parents Night Out events. They don’t allow food or outside drinks except water bottles; they have a vending machine for drinks. Parking is limited.
Cost: $10 for the first child, $8 per sibling; $6 for ages 18 months-2 years on the Toddler Crayon Moonbounce; groups of 10 or more kids, $8 each.

45935 Maries Road, Sterling, VA 20166 571-434-7625
308 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 703-212-7625
Ages: 6-14
At their Kids’ Nite events at the two Northern Virginia centers, instructors guide groups of no more than four kids. Every month, Sportrock sponsors a Family Night, when parents can climb alongside their kids Register online; for a schedule of events, click under “News and Events” on the home page.
Cost: $20 per person for both events.


House of Bounce
9404 Center Point Lane
Manassas, VA 20110
Ages: All ages welcome
This 6,400-square-foot indoor playcenter changes its open bounce schedule weekly. Click here for the current schedule.
Cost: $9 per child, children under 2 are $5; Open Bounce Pass available for $60, good for 10 bounces

9501 Dean Park Lane
Manassas, VA 20110
Ages: 18 months minimum
Also a party equipment rental business, JumpWorks is located inside the Manassas Branch of the Boys and Girls Club. Other entertainment for toddlers like bouncy balls. Check their calendar for open bounce times.
Cost: $8 for the first child, $6 per sibling

Kids N Motion
3310 Noble Pond Way
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Ages: Up to 12
An inflatable bounce house that has multiple play rooms for open bounce. Parents Time Out available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and 5-8 p.m. Saturdays for children ages 2-10. Check their calendar for open bounce times. Click here for weekend schedule.
Cost: $8 for kids 4 and older; $5 for kids 3 and younger for open bounce times. Parents Time Out are $8 per hour per child, $5 per sibling on Wednesay mornings (must pack child a snack/lunch), and $20 for first child, $15 for second sibling, $10 for third sibling and $5 for fourth sibling for Saturday nights.

Pump It Up Manassas
10110 Battleview Parkway
Manassas, VA 20109
Ages: 2-10 years (no children under 2 years allowed)
An indoor inflatables gym franchise that offers Pop-In Playtime on special days and times, and Family Jump Time on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online. Visit the Web site for a schedule of Pop-In Playtime dates and times.
Cost: $8 per person


12 responses to “NoVa Indoor Exercise UPDATED

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  5. There’s drop-in open play at Wee Play in Herndon. I haven’t been to the open play, but I have been to birthday parties there and they have a very nice space.
    Check out their website:

  6. Thanks so much for the tip, Yooni, I’ll add this to the site!

  7. Potomac Mills’ kids’ club, Kidgits, meets in the mall at 10 am on the third Thursday of every month for story time and activities with Ms. Maureen. Starbucks provides treats and refreshments and Mary Kay provides goodie bags for the moms. All Kidgits events are free and open to the public, but Kidgits members receive special perks and goodies for only $5 per child, per year. We welcome you to come over and join in the fun!

  8. We love the At Play Cafe in Reston. Supervised play for $8/kid. Moms can play too or can read magazines, eat, whatever. You have to stay there with your kid but at least you get a little mental break.

  9. Monica, I love At Play Cafe too; I was surprised to see they had people watching the kids inside the play area, or at least they did when they first opened. Because they’re so toddler and preschool friendly, I listed them on my Preschool Play page,

  10. Planet Play is permanently closed due to non-renewal of lease by Vornado.

  11. If you tired of the sheer ghetto-ness of mass produced pizza and cartoon character chains or other “FunPlex” bounce houses in VA & MD area and don’t want to see money fly out your hands into mindless games for cheap toys, Kids N Motion is a HUGE breath of fresh air for Woodbridge, VA child party facilities. During a recent birthday party, our group had exclusive use of a large inflatable play area under the watchful eye of two trained, enthusiastic and professional attendants. After play time we went to a clean party room for pizza and cake (parents provided) served with a smile by the same attendants. My child received a water bottle with a small gift. The kids didn’t want to leave and slept all the way home. For the first time in three years I didn’t have a headache and wasn’t saying “never again” on the way home. Kids N Motions gets two thumbs up! I pray that they don’t change their business model! This parent certainly appreciates the high standards and outstanding service.

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